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Wednesday, December 15, 2021


The XCU10 can cut faster than a 22cc gas chain saw, without the hassles of gas.

The 18V LXT Brushless 12” Top Handle Chain Saw (XCU10) provides power equivalent to a 22cc gas chain saw.

December 15, 2021, La Mirada, CA –Makita U.S.A., Inc., the innovation leader in cordless power tool technology and outdoor power equipment, has launched the 18V LXT® Brushless Cordless 12” Top Handle Chain Saw (XCU10). This compact, battery-powered chain saw is ideal for professional arborists and utility companies.
The XCU10 features a Makita-built outer rotor brushless motor direct-drive system that provides power equivalent to a 22cc gas chain saw. Using one 4.0Ah battery, the XCU10 can make up to 150 cuts in a 2x2 cedar. For additional power, the Torque Boost Mode helps the chainsaw cut through thick and hard branches.
The new Makita® LXT Cordless Top Handle Chain Saw is packed with features designed for professional usage. The captured guide bar nut and lateral chain tensioning offer convenient operation and maintenance. Users can automatically adjust chain lubrication with a large oil reservoir. A large oil filling port with view window allows the user to easily add and check bar oil level. The 3/8” LP, .43” sprocket nose guide bar and chain provide precise cutting.
The chain saws also feature Makita’s Extreme Protection Technology (XPT). XPT is a series of integrated seals engineered to channel away dust and water for increased durability. Makita Products equipped with XPT are engineered for increased durability and longer tool life.
Benefits of Cordless Chain Saws
Makita LXT Cordless Chain Saws eliminate the hassles of gas with lower noise, reduced maintenance, and zero emissions. The XCU10 operates at a lower noise level, providing user comfort and preventing a disruption for neighbors or nearby businesses. With no need for gas, the chain saw requires reduced maintenance and has zero emissions.
18V LXT® System
Makita® LXT Cordless System, the world’s largest cordless tool system powered by 18V lithium-ion slide-style batteries, takes a user from power tools to outdoor power equipment to get the job done. Makita 18V LXT Batteries have the fastest charge times in their categories, so they spend more time working and less time sitting on the charger.
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18V LXT® Brushless Cordless 12” Top Handle Chain Saw Kit (4.0Ah)
18V LXT® Brushless Cordless 12” Top Handle Chain Saw, Tool Only
Guide Bar Length
3/8” LP
3/8” LP
Chain Speed
4,720 FPM
4,720 FPM
18V LXT Lithium-Ion
18V LXT Lithium-Ion
Net Weight
6.7 lbs. (with Battery)
5.4 lbs.
Tool, 12” Guide Bar, 12” Saw Chain, (1) 18V LXT Lithium-Ion 4.0Ah Battery, Dual Port Charger, Chain Cover
Tool, 12” Guide Bar, 12” Saw Chain, Chain Cover
About Makita
Makita is a worldwide manufacturer of industrial power tools, pneumatics and power equipment, and offers a wide range of industrial accessories. Makita U.S.A., Inc. is located in La Mirada, California, and operates an extensive distribution network throughout the U.S.A. With 50 years in the United States and over 100 years worldwide, Makita utilizes experience and expertise to manufacture best-in-class solutions. For more information about Makita U.S.A. call (800)4-MAKITA or visit Find Makita on Instagram, YouTube, Facebook, and Twitter @makitatools
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